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Dad (BBC Drama, Richard Briers, Kevin Whately)

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In one off drama Dad, written by Lucy Gannon, Larry (Richard Briers), 86, cares single-handedly for his beloved wife Jeannie (Jean Heywood), who has Alzheimer’s disease. But a fall changes their lives for ever. as Jeannie moves into residential care and Larry goes to stay with his family.

The 90 minute drama aired in the run-up to Comic Relief on 11 March, and part of its Elder Abuse Campaign.

Cast: Richard Briers (Larry James), Kevin Whately (Oliver James), Jean Heywood (Jeannie James), Sinéad Cusack (Sandy James), Ian Saynor (Mr Hill), Dyfrig Morris (Jake), John Nettleton (Maurice), Caroline Berry (Zilla Carter), Philippa Easton (Lesley), Gwenllian Davies (Iris Hart), Parvez Qadir (Ian Greaves), Kerry Jo Stewart (Maggie), Marilyn De Conte (Sally), Emma Treharne Jones (Peggy).

Writer: Lucy Gannon / Script Editor: Catriona McKenzie / Music: Nicholas Hooper / Executive Producers: Julie Gardner and Paul Abbott / Producer: Hilary Bevan Jones / Director: Sarah Harding

UK / BBC One / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast 24 February 2005